Manufacturing Automation for Manufacturing
Sell more. Manufacture faster.
Wouldn't it be great if you could: sell any product simply and seamlessly no matter its complexity; provide a visual customer experience which boosts conversion rates by 40%; and run your business more efficiently by removing bottlenecks and breaking down silos between sales, operations, and engineering? Well, with KBMax, you can.
Manual processes dispersed throughout your operations are creating errors and inefficiencies
You want to streamline and connect your customers, sales, and engineering teams to the shop floor in an automated end-to-end process that begins with the customer, directly at the point of purchase, and ends with the finished product.
But sales reps are frequently submitting product configurations that are optimized poorly from an engineering and profitable standpoint. And engineers are bogged down with requests and rework that slow down sales cycles and restrict innovation.
Eliminate bottlenecks and supercharge manufacturing efficiency through automation
Once a product configuration has been finalized, sales reps can automatically generate all of the documents required to initiate manufacturing. Technical drawings, CAD files, CNC cut sheets, bill of materials, and product renderings are all created without any input from engineering.
Complex product rules ensure only valid configurations make their way through sales and engineering to the production team, eliminating the time-wasting back-and-forth that causes deal-threatening delays. Sales feel confident that products will be built to customers’ exact specifications, and customers always get what they want, on time.
“KBMax [Epicor CPQ] gave our customers and engineers the ability to design a water quality unit to fit their needs without waiting for a response from our sales people or waiting on a design from our CAD department.”
“Our product configurator, powered by KBMax [Epicor CPQ], allowed us to systematize our engineering experience to generate customer specific products within minutes, not weeks.”
“We have a simple product with numerous and sometimes complex and unlimited option catalog. KBMax [Epicor CPQ] allows us to handle 95% of the custom requests without needing to use outside drawing programs to meet the customer’s needs. ”
Overcoming the Complexity of the Sales to Manufacturing Process
Product variation compounded by the complexity of multiple pricing models can create confusion and inefficiency among your organization’s engineering, manufacturing, and sales teams. In this four-part guide, we’ll uncover how to address challenges like these in your sales to manufacturing processes by using CPQ software.